Blog: Infectious disease

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Getting citizen scientists in the zone with drug discovery

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Dr Adam P. Roberts

Department of Parasitology, Research Centre for Drugs and Diagnostics, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK

Drug resistance is a major challenge to healthcare systems across the world.

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This disease kills half the people it infects. So why isn’t more being done?

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Melioidosis is a bacterial infection that quietly causes thousands of deaths each year. Meet the doctor who made it his mission to make the world take notice.

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Where are we in the fight against onchocerciasis or river blindness?

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

To mark the publication of the one-off supplement of our journal International Health titled “Onchocerciasis: The Beginning of the End”, Dr Adrian Hopkins MBE, an ophthalmologist, NTDs expert and RSTMH Member, gives his view on

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WHO strategy to eradicate yaws should be revised to achieve elimination, study suggests

Thursday, 8 February 2018

First evidence of antibiotic resistance in yaws bacteria highlights need for robust vigilance and improved laboratory surveillance.

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RSTMH announces call for applications for the Robert Cochrane Fund for Leprosy

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

To mark World Leprosy Day, we are opening a call for applications for the remaining £1,000 of the Robert Cochrane Fund for Leprosy.

The funding is to be awarded to further research in the field of leprosy and in honour of Robert Cochrane, the eminent leprologist.

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World Leprosy Day: Hansen’s Disease in questions and numbers

Thursday, 25 January 2018

Leprosy or Hansen’s Disease is still shrouded in myth. It’s an ancient disease that many believe to be extinct, but around 210,000 new cases are diagnosed each year.

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World Antibiotic Awareness Week and the One Health concept

Monday, 13 November 2017

Laura H Kahn is a physician and research scholar for the Programme on Science and Global Security at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.

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New access to old datasets provides huge potential in fight against malaria

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Laura Merson works with the Infectious Diseases Data Observatory (IDDO) to develop platforms that synthesise global health data to generate reliable evidence and research-driven responses to major challenges in poverty related diseases and emerging infections. 

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Topics in Infection 2017

Thursday, 9 March 2017

This year ‘Topics in Infection’ celebrated its 43rd annual meeting.  Organised in association with Public Health England and Barts and the London School of Medicine and Denti

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Averting a global tragedy– when antimalarials lose their impact

Friday, 2 December 2016

At our biennial meeting earlier in the year we heard from Professor Nick Day and Dr Charles Woodrow about the challenges of eradicating malaria.